I mean, correct me if I'm wrong. I live all the way in Malaysia, and I've been a life long Evertonian since I was born (not manufactured), and I can clearly see that the root and originality and beauty of being an Evertonian, even from where I am.
I have a gut feeling that even Steven Gerrard probably has one of those rare nights when he says to himself "Everton are the True Team in Liverpool".
Who else can be so blind?
I have been thinking about this topic for the last few weeks, and I thought to myself that I'd better submit this to ToffeeWeb, just for the sake of it.
When I look at the current Everton team (and recent years passed) I see nothing but pure class and genuine Evertonians playing for us - Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Yobo, Lescott, Baines, Neville, Osman, Cahill, Arteta, Fellaini, Pienaar, Yakubu, Vaughan, Anichebe, Gosling, Rodwell, Jutz, Castillo, Turner, Nash, Saha, Valente, Baxter, Wallace, Kissock, Agard, AVD.
And when you list down the names of the full Liverpool squad. This is what you get: Riena, Diego, Carrager, Kuyt, Arbeloa, Gerrard, Alonso, Keane, Riera, Macherano, Benayoun, Hyppia, Dossena, Agger, Aurelio, Torres, Skrtel, Lucas, Insua, Babel, Pennant, Plessis, Degen, El Zhar, Ngog, Darby.
WTF is that team? Liverpool should be called REST OF THE WORLD!
When you look at our beloved Everton, we are made up of good old British Players (even I am proud of that!). Turner, Nash, Jagielka, Lescott, Osman, Neville, Baines, Hibbert, Rodwell, Vaughan, Gosling, Baxter, Wallace, Jutkiewicz, Kissock and Agard.
What does Liverpool have? Gerrard (who actually is an Evertonian at heart), Carragher (who WAS an Evertonian and now just an Asshole), Keane... errrr... who else?
At least Everton has a nice balance to our team. We have good and pure British players in our team (some of which were childhood Evertonians playing for Everton!), and a mix of nice, humble and Everton-at-heart foreigners (Cahill, Fellaini, Arteta, Pienaar, Howard, Yobo, Yakubu, Saha, etc).
So, if you ask me — Everton is Everton.
Liverpool on the other hand, would never have survived in this league if those rich American bastards didn't invest so heavily there. They probably will only have Gerrard and Carragher there, and the rest would be reserves.
In any case, we are better off than Liverpool in so many ways. Our players love Everton to the very core. Our supporters have supported Everton through the good times and bad times.
But most importantly, Everton are able to capture the imagination and love of many Malaysian Evertonians (like me), who will never abandon the team in any situation.
That's why they call us EVERTONIANS — We are born, Not manufactured, even from afar.
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